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Facts about the Peony
The Peony flower is native to China and can live up to 100 years.
It is said that the Greek physician to the gods, Paeon, took the liquid from the root of a Peony flower to cure Hades when he was shot with an arrow by Heracles. It is also said that Aesculapius tried to murder Paeon out of jealousy and that Hades showed compassion by turning him into a peony flower to save him.
Paeon - a God of healing mentioned in Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey
Floriology (The Language of Flowers)
Peony has been said to mean healing, romance, prosperity, good fortune, a happy marriage, honor, bashfulness and compassion.
The Chinese word for “most beautiful” translates to Peony.